THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN

Documentary

Director: Mirjam Leuze

A remote island inhabited by ravens, wolves and two whale researchers. A small town, which is on the drip of the industry. An indigenous village, grinded between protecting their territory and the pressure of creating jobs. How do people in the Canadian Great Bear Rainforest handle the arrival of the gas industry? A multi-perspective view on a social conflict.

In her previous film “Flowers of Freedom”, director and ethnologist Mirjam Leuze attended a group of female kyrgyz activists and became witness of a remarkable development.

„One of the best documentaries in the past year at the Berlin Film Festival.“ Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg 2015

Status: Shooting

In co-production with ZDF/Arte, TOPOS Film Cologne, Red Cedar Films and Off Islands Films, Vancouver. In cooperation with Vizion. Development supported by the FFA, Production supported by Film und Medien Stiftung NRW

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HANNA HYPED UP

Children’s Film

Writer: Corinna C. Poetter

Hanna (12) is a real “Social Media Junkie” and quite popular in the web. Her stepbrother Cornelius (9) activates an unknown app on a mysterious smartphone and sends them both on a trip to the year 1887, in a little village in the Eifel. At the end of their turbulent adventure, in a time-period where practicalities of modern life still hadn’t been invented, Hanna comes to realize that what matters most in life is counting on each other.

Status: Script Development